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Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan suggest new podcast listens for May. Charlie Craggs tells us about making her acting debut in Doctor Who: Redacted,. We'll hear about how it feels to join the Doctor Who family, and the importance of trans representation in the show.Plus, more great new listening for May, with extracts from:RadiomanLususQueer Spaces: B…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Jake Yapp present a selection of comedy podcasts from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.Helen Bauer and Andrew White chat about Trusty Hogs, Nina Conti and Shenoah Allen introduce us to Richard and Greta, Gareth Gwynn and Esyllt Sears invite us into The Xennial Dome, and Matthew Crosby, Ben Clark and Tom Parry discuss Pappy's Flats…
 
Chris Pearson and Chrystal Genesis recommend podcasts exploring music, and telling stories of fascinating musicians.Marlon Bishop from Futuro Studios tells us about two music documentaries: Anything for Selena and LOUD: The History of Reggaeton.Plus, we'll hear clips fromThe MessengerSwitched On PopBent By NatureResident Advisor: Source MaterialSou…
 
To mark Earth Day 2022, Laura Grimshaw and Greg Cochrane present a collection of podcasts about the environment and climate change. We speak to the environmental activist Danny Kennedy about his new podcast series that he co-hosts with the Academy Award-winning actor Cate Blanchett – Climate of Change. And we’ll be joined by Amy Westervelt from the…
 
Laura Grimshaw invites Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club presenters to share their podcast recommendations.Featuring:Arthur Smith on Fake HeiressAthena Kugblenu on Have You Heard George’s Podcast?Jon Holmes on Wild Things: Siegfried & RoyIsy Suttie on Chameleon: Wild BoysAngela Barnes on Easy GermanHarriet Kemsley on Whenever It Kicks with Jesse WareRob …
 
Laura Grimshaw and Salena Godden present podcasts about death, grief and celebrating life. And we hope by sharing these podcasts there may be some comfort to be found - or some amazing practical advice to be acted upon.Featured podcasts:Griefcast with Cariad LloydBBC Radio 5 Live's How Do You Cope? With Elis & JohnOn The Marie Curie CouchGrief Kind…
 
Chris Pearson and Ella Watts with myth, legend, and fairy tale audio drama. Aaron Mankhe and Lauren Shippen discuss their supernatural drama Bridgewater, and we hear how they Aaron's folklore background combined with Lauren's drama writing.Plus Lory Martinez tells us about the global mythology series Cultureverse, which sensitively explores myths f…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Scott Bryan round up the best new releases for March.The BBC's Specialist Disinformation and Social Media Reporter Marianna Spring, and series producer Ant Adeane tell us about their new BBC Radio 4 podcast Death By Conspiracy? and Kate Moryoussef joins us to discuss The ADHD Women's Wellbeing Podcast.Laura and Jon Holmes speak t…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Isy Suttie present an aural library of podcasts about writing and books for your delectation.We speak to Laura Shavin about The Offcuts Drawer - the podcast where successful writers share the contents of their bottom drawer – the bits of writing they never finished, had rejected or they just like to hold on to for nostalgic reaso…
 
Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan suggest listens for February. Helena Merriman talks about her new diagnosis based series Room 5, and how for her the audio medium is perfect for encouraging empathy in listeners.Moya Lothian-Mclean talks about her series Human Resources, investigating the British relationship with the Atlantic slave trade, and why she …
 
From nervous beginners to seasoned marathon runners, Laura Grimshaw and Moy McGowan present a selection of running podcasts to inspire you to get out there.Tina Muir – the elite athlete turned podcaster – joins us to talk about her podcasts Running for Real and Running Realised about the glorious freedoms, spiritual epiphanies and harsh realities o…
 
Chris Pearson and Chrystal Genesis pick out podcasts which discuss fresh starts, in the fields of work, health and relationships.Ian Coss tells us about 'Forever Is A Long Time', a podcast that examines the marriages and divorces within his own family.Plus we'll hear clips fromWorkingSwitch Pivot or QuitHow I Built This with Guy RazSelfHealers Soun…
 
Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan suggest new listening for January. The writer Marian Keyes and the comedian Tara Flynn discuss their new advice-giving podcast, 'Now You're Asking'.Plus we'll hear extracts from:Cover Story: Power TripHarsh Reality: The Story of Miriam RiveraWild Things: Siegfried & RoyRadio 1's Pop 101Oti Mabuse's Dancing LegendsMy Fa…
 
Chris Pearson and Laura Grimshaw invite podcasters to offer up tips and advice on podcasting. Leanne Alie joins us from BBC Sounds Audio Lab, and discusses her independent podcast Coiled.The producer Charlie Dinkin and the stand up comedian Olga Koch talk comedy podcasts, and the value of collaboration.BBC Brexitcast creator Dino Sofos talks about …
 
Laura Grimshaw and Chris Pearson take a look back at some of the Podcast Radio Hour highlights and best guests of 2021.Featuring:Nicola Coughlan and Camilla Whitehill from Whistle Through The ShamrocksPandora Sykes from Pieces of BritneyRepeat Beat Poet from Lunar Poetry PodcastDanny Robins from The Battersea Poltergeist and UncannyKaren Rice from …
 
Chris Pearson and Laura Grimshaw recommend comedy podcasts to entertain you over Christmas.We'll hear clips fromTrusty HogsWheel of MisfortuneEvil Genius with Russell KaneWhy is Harriet CryingDesert Island DicksStars In Your EarsSongs In The Key Of LaughThe Horne Section PodcastDaddy Look At MeA Lovely TimeCuddle ClubThe SinkPoppy Hilstead Has Ente…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Jake Yapp present a collection of podcasts that bring history to life.We speak to bona fide academic historian Professor Suzannah Lipscomb about her podcast that looks at the most fascinating periods in history - Not Just The Tudors. We’ll also be joined by history podcast producing magnate Natt Tapley to discuss what's the point…
 
Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan present the best new podcasts for December.Alexi Mostrous, host of Sweet Bobby, discusses his investigative crime podcast, which tells a remarkable story of catfishing and coercive control.Plus, we'll hear clips fromPaul McCartney: Inside The SongsNot Another Love SongPower: Hugh HefnerDoomsday WatchThe Long Time Acade…
 
Chris Pearson and Laura Grimshaw listen in to podcasts about pub culture. From cocktails to quizzing, beer to board games, conversation to crisps, we're pubbing in podcast form.John Robins and Robin Allender discuss their dream pub podcast, The Moon Under Water.Plus presenter Jaega Wise, and producer Lucy Taylor, take us behind the scenes on Radio …
 
Laura Grimshaw and Scott Bryan present the best new podcasts for November.We are joined by the star of Derry Girls and Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan and her writing partner Camilla Whitehill to discuss their new comedy podcast Whistle Through The Shamrocks.And we feature snippets of:Car Crash by Eddie RobsonThis Is Gay from Kirk FlashAm I Normal with…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Greg Cochrane look at podcasts about sustainability - packed with good advice on how to save the planet.We are joined by the BBC's Chief Environment Editor Justin Rowlatt to talk about BBC Radio 4's A Pyrotechnic History of Humanity and the wider challenge of reporting on the Climate Crisis.We also speak to Tom Heap and Anne-Mari…
 
Chris Pearson and Shivani Dave recommend listening in time for Halloween. Danny Robins and producer Simon Barnard discuss their new BBC Sounds series Uncanny. We'll hear about how they found real people who could discuss their own paranormal experiences. Plus, how do the two look back on their award winning Battersea Poltergeist series?Plus we'll h…
 
Chris Pearson and Ella Watts recommend audio fiction podcasts, which are re-making, adapting, or spinning off from other stories.Dirk Maggs joins us to discuss Audible's The Sandman: Act 2, as well as his venerable career in adapting other works for audio.Plus Realm Productions on Orphan Black: The Next Chapter. Senior producer Marco Palmieri and h…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Jessica Fostekew look at long-running podcasts. That's podcasts that have been going a long time, not podcasts about running. Not exclusively anyway. Podcasts that have been around for a while with loads of episodes to dive into.We speak to Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn from the Scummy Mummies podcast, which has been running for e…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Scott Bryan recommend new listening for October.We talk fashion with Kiri Pritchard-McLean and her new podcast Who Are You Wearing? Tim Harford offers up some Cautionary Tales. And Margaret Cabourn-Smith tells us all about her embarrassing crushes in the name of her new podcast Crushed by Margaret Cabourn-Smith.We also feature sn…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Salena Godden present a selection of poetry podcasts.We speak to Chris Gregory from Alternative Stories and Fake Realities about bringing words to life, and to Repeat Beat Poet from The Lunar Poetry Podcast about infusing poetry with meaning and messages.We also listen in to:Poetry UnboundThe New Yorker Poetry PodcastThe Poetry E…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Isy Suttie look at podcasts about love. Families, pets, friends, grief, misguided crushes, fandom, sex and relationships - love in lots of forms is in here.Alix Walker and Lisa Smosarski talk about their podcast Love Letter to My Friend, and Karen Rice from Stolen Goodbyes discusses love, loss and grief.Also featuring these loved…
 
Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan suggest new listening for September.We'll speak to the hosts of Ladies Who London, a podcast hosted by two London tour guides which aims to highlight hidden parts of London's history.Plus we'll hear clips from:Stories of our Times- The Legacy of Penrhyn CastleShort History OfTipsy TourismOn The OutsideBBC Countryfile M…
 
Podcast Radio Hour presents postcards from producers, presenters, comedians and friends recommending some great listens for the Summer.FEATURING:Alan Cumming on You're Wrong About and The History of LiteratureMoy McGowan on Shrine of DutyChrystal Genesis on From Root To VineScott Bryan on Pieces of BritneyAthena Kugblenu on Cane WarriorsIain Lee on…
 
Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan suggest new listening for August.Pandora Sykes talks about Radio 4's new podcast Pieces of Britney, and discusses what Britney's story can teach us about society as a whole.Plus Martin Zaltz Austwick discusses his new podcast Neutrinowtach, a podcast that, via coding wizardry, automatically releases a newly generated e…
 
As part of 4 Extra's Summer Season, Podcast Radio Hour presents postcards from producers, presenters, comedians and friends recommending some great listens for the Summer.Featuring:Alan Cumming on Bad GaysArthur Smith on Desert Island DiscsAthena Kugblenu on Have You Heard George's Podcast?Jake Yapp on The Adventure ZoneAlan Smith on Political Thin…
 
Chrystal Genesis and Chris Pearson recommend podcasts that tell the stories of industries, communities and people who are trying to get life back on track as Covid restrictions are being lifted.Chris Tunstall, host of The Mixology Talk podcast discusses how his craft cocktail podcast has changed across the pandemic.Plus we'll hear extracts from:Pub…
 
Chris Pearson and Ella Watts recommend drama podcasts exploring religion.Jon Ware and Muna Hussen from The Silt Verses talk about their fantasy series, a folk-horror podcast following two figures' pilgrimage through a world of human sacrifice and strange deities.And Caro Mincks, creator of 'Seen and Not Heard', talks about how Judaism influenced th…
 
After last weekend's British Podcast Awards, Chris Pearson and Laura Grimshaw run through the winners.Matt Hill and Matt Deegan, the awards organisers and co-founders, discuss putting the awards together. We'll hear about the long process to whittle down over 1500 entries to the eventual winners, and they tell us what it meant to bring together som…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Scott Bryan look at the best new releases.Grace Dent and the producers Leah Green and Gabriela Jones discuss their new podcast Comfort Eating, Alan Cumming talks about 'Hot White Heist' and we dip into: Which? Investigates with Greg FootWe Can Be Heroes with Glyn FussellTan France's Queer IconsBuilding Queertopia with Chelcee Gri…
 
Natalie Haynes and Moy McGowan savour some chocolate podcasts. They discover how music can alter the taste of chocolate… and why the humble midge plays a vital part in the growing the bean that becomes your favourite bar! And they hear from Dame Cacao herself, the podcaster Max Gandy who is dedicated to crafting a sustainable and delicious world by…
 
Chris Pearson, Laura Grimshaw and Greg Cochrane take a look at the podcast year so far. Sam Shetabi joins us from Acast to look back on the trends of 2021 in podcast.Tim Harford and Sandra Kanthal from Radio 4's 'How To Vaccinate The World' reflect on their podcast and it's influence on vaccine reporting in 2021.Plus James Cator from Spotify looks …
 
Chris Pearson and Scott Bryan recommend new releases for June.Alan Cumming joins us to talk about his new series, Alan Cumming's Shelves, in which Alan is inspired to interview guests by the trinkets in his house.Plus Greg Jenner discusses his podcast series "A Somewhat Complete History Of Sitting Down", which looks at the role of sitting throughou…
 
Chris Pearson and Caroline Crampton go on the hunt for detective listening.Award-winning investigative reporter Madeleine Baran talks to us about her show In The Dark, and tell us how to her, the least interesting part of reporting on criminal activity is the crime itself.Plus, we'll hear how the Victoriocity writers Jen and Chris Sugden were influ…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Jon Holmes immerse themselves in the world of sound design.Benbrick, the producer, composer and sound designer behind 'Have You Heard George's Podcast?' and 'Kim Noble's Futile Attempts' talks to us about his influences, tech, and process.We go behind the scenes of The Skewer with Jon and his sound designer Tony Churnside to find…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Chris Pearson showcase podcasts discussing mental health, to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.Claudia Hammond discusses the new series of All In The Mind, the world's longest running programme discussing the latest research around Mental Health. Laura speaks to Giles Paley-Phillips and Jim Daly, whose programme 'Blank Podcast' u…
 
Laura Grimshaw and Scott Bryan round up the best new podcasts.Laurence Owen and Lindsay Sharman present their epic new musical The Ballad of Anne and MaryJon Holmes talks us through the stupidly funny spoof true crime podcast Cold Case Crime CutsKat Hooker and Emma Jones talk about their brilliantly honest and important podcast The Dead Parent Club…
 
Chris Pearson and Laura Grimshaw embark on a UK podcast tour. Laura Lexx and Will Duggan talk to us about their show 'National Treasures', which goes on a day out of the UK's various attractions.And Kathryn Morrison talks to us about her podcast 'My Special Place', in which BBC Local Radio invite figures like Miles Jupp and Julie Hesmondhalgh to ex…
 
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